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Cocktails With A View in London
Expertly mixed, hand crafted and boasting some of the best views in the business? Now, that may seem like a big ask from any other city, but the noble bars of London have found the best rooftop and natural beauty spots in all of the capital. Whether it’s soaring above the city skyline or watching the Thames majestically flow on, we've whittled down some of the best places in London to drink cocktails with a view.
Last updated on 6th July 2023
Open from early til late, Jin Bo Law is one of the coolest drinking spots in the City of London. This party bar (hosting regular DJ events) keeps it cool with beautiful views, as well as sumptuous interiors, a refreshing cocktail list and delicious Asian nibbles.
The Queen of Shoreditch serves both as a rooftop bar in London and a hub in one of the most interesting parts of the capital. Downstairs is decorated with window etchings, graffiti and ivy, but upstairs, the rooftop bar showcases the unique views of Hoxton. So grab a stool, have a bite to eat in the BBQ and take in the sights.
If you fancy admiring the capital's skyline while indulging in unique cocktails, 8 at The Londoner in Leicester Square is the place for you. The sky-high restaurant offers you fantastic views and quirky mixes such as their jasmine and yuzu margarita.
Located atop the Montcalm hotel in Finsbury Square, Aviary is a swanky and stylish cocktail bar and restaurant from the renowned ETM group. Head up for incredible views and sleek seating, perfect for a lazy summer's evening, or come winter, snuggling inside or in their igloos. The cocktail menu will have a range of classics and should you feel peckish, there's a delicious British menu to choose from.
Looking for London's best cocktails with a view? Head over to Park Lane where this 28th-floor bar is bringing you a stunning selection of classic and signature sips, best enjoyed while taking in the site of Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and the iconic city skyline.
Get up close and personal with some of the city's most iconic buildings from the top floor of The Gherkin. Head to Searcy's for London-themed cocktails and some stunning champagne and enjoy panoramic views of the capital.
Ideal for after work drinks in the summer, this stunning Wimbledon bar offers a rooftop terrace you won't want to miss. From its leafy seating areas and food menu, to overlooking the town, it's a must-visit spot when the sun finally decides to show itself.
Make your way over to Florattica for a fabulous range of quirky cocktails, such as the Alma, made up of Casamigos Blanco, Hibiscus Amores Espadin, Ancho Reyes, lavender and citrus. While you sip away merrily, make sure to soak up the eye-catching views from this rooftop bar.
Overlooking Canada Square, Wahaca Terrace Bar provides stunning views in the heart of Canary Wharf perfect for your after work drink. Order up some delicious street food while sipping a freshly shaken margarita, and enjoy the colourful décor and atmosphere.
With views of Tower Bridge from a lovely terrace that's decked out with foliage and neon lights, All Bar One Butler's Wharf is a great choice of cocktail bars with a view in London. Sip your way through classics or signature concoctions (there's a huge list), all while enjoying brunch or small plates.
If you're looking for some of the best cocktails with a view in London, you'd be barmy to miss drinks at Aqua Shard. One of the best drinking spots in the city, indulge in everything that these high end mixes and views have to offer.
Bringing you craft beers, bottles of wine and cocktails in a pretty stand-up location, Vinegar Yard is a great choice for food and drinks with mates. Round up your crew and head to London Bridge for views of The Shard, vintage markets on the weekend and street food traders.
For a bit of alfresco sipping? Aqua Nueva over on Regents Street is serving up all kinds of delicious signatures and classics from their rooftop terrace. Highlights include the sweet escape, which mixes Pampero Blanc rum with Chambord, peach liqueur, Bergamot, passion fruit and vanilla.
cloudM is a City of London rooftop that's delving out all the pretty cocktails to accompany views for days, including being able to see Tower of London and The Shard. With concoctions themed around things like Wimbledon and the Chelsea Flower Show, it's the ultimate experience of our capital.
For cocktails with a smashing view of the capital, Pocket Square Skyline Bar & Terrace is a firm choice. Located on the ninth floor of Hyatt Place London City East, this gorgeous sky-high retreat is the ideal spot to quaff bespoke concoctions with loved ones.
Known for housing some of the swishest restaurants and bars, One Hundred also boasts a stunning rooftop, complete with pink marble tables, foliage and a sleek bar space. Plus, it has a private garden for you and your pals to settle in on your nights out.
Sit back and enjoy both the London skyline and the beauty of the River Thames at the Riverside Bar in Vauxhall. There are two outdoor terraces and both come equipped with heaters, but if that's not your style, they also serve up a mean Old Fashioned to help ease things along.
Gaze out over London's skyline as you sip on LSQ Rooftop's signature cocktails. You'll find this swanky spot perched atop Indigo Hotel for views of the Shard, London Eye, Big Ben and more. Whether you're looking to have after work drinks or enjoy a few with a sit-down meal, this is just the place.
For cocktails with a view in London, there is no better spot than Radio Rooftop. Located on the top of one of the city's best boutique hotels, you can spot all the sights of London while sipping on some of their stunning cocktail creations.